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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

US Applicants: External Deadline: October 11, 2024

International Applicants: December 5, 2024 OR Early January 5, 2025 (varies based on proposed course)

Open to: Seniors and recent grads
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership
Award provides: Funds the full cost of full-time graduate study in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Open to international students: Yes (open to citizens of any country outside the UK)
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: This award does not include an option for Emory endorsement. However, if you wish to receive advising support, including feedback from National Scholarships and Fellowships Program staff, and participate in a preparatory interview, you will need to begin your application and indicate your intent to apply by August 1, 2024 for the US application. 

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  • Applicants must apply to a PhD (three year research-only degree), one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MBA, Diploma, etc.), or two year research-only degree (MSc or MLitt) at the University of Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record (the average GPA of Gates Scholars is 3.92), demonstrated intellectual distinction as evidenced by previous honors, awards, or recognitions, strong preparation for the proposed field of graduate study, and will have been ranked by Cambridge departments as the most academically outstanding applicants in a given year. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a strong fit between the interests and abilities of the applicant and the graduate program selected by the applicant. Applicants must also demonstrate proven leadership capacity and the ability to use knowledge to contribute to society through service.

  • Completed application to the University of Cambridge (including application form, 2 academic letters of reference, transcripts, and any additional materials required by the specific graduate program to which the student is applying)
  • Personal statement
  • 1 personal letter of reference


For more information and to apply, visit


  • Stepheni Uh ('14C '15BJS), Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology


  • Jeania Ree Moore (‘15T), Divinity


  • Said Saab (‘12C), Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology Profile


  • Ramone Faith Williams (‘10C), Biology
  • Alexandra Mannerings (Kamins) (‘09C), Biology Profile
If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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